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The List Serves: Population Control and Power

ByKenneth C. Werbin

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Inspired by taxonomist Jack Goody’s theorizing of ‘ancient lists’ as ‘intellectual technologies’, this book analyzes listing practices in modern and contemporary formations of power, and how they operate in the installation and securing of the milieus of circulation that characterize Michel Foucault’s conception of governmentality. Propelling the list’s role in the delimitation and policing of risky and threatening elements from out of history and into a contemporary analysis of power, this work demonstrates how assemblages of computer, statistical, and list technologies first deployed by the Nazi regime continue to resonate significantly in the segmenting and constitution of a critical classification of contemporary homo sapiens: the terrorist class, or homo sacer.

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Publication Date
Feb 10, 2017
Language
English
ISBN
9789492302151
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Kenneth C. Werbin

Specifications

Pages
182
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Royal (6.14 x 9.21 in / 156 x 234 mm)

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